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Creative Ideas for Baby Food Jars?

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Hi all!

I'm swamped with little glass jars, and have run out space. (I've already used them for jam and storage). Any creative ideas out there before I send them to the recycler.

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
last year the boys and I made little snowglobes for little christmas gifts. We went to the dollar store and got little plastic christmas figures, some water-proof glue and silver glitter. Fill teh jar to about 2 cm below where the top screws on, put in a teaspoom of glitter. Then glue to figure to the inside of the lid, put some sealant on the top of the glass and screw the top on everyone in our family thought they were really cute
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Thanks... they'd make a great stocking stuffer!!
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They are also good for storage for sewing items (like pins, buttons, and other small notions) or storage for a wood shop area. My dad used to store screws, nails, etc. in little jars like that. You could also use them if you ever make your own lotions or cosmetics.

--Beth
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I keep my procion dyes in them, since most of the dyes came from coops and friends. But the snowglobe idea is too cute. I bet Gabriel would love to do those. Too bad most of my lids are long gone by now.
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Speaking of the shop, you can nail the covers to a board and then to a surface and then screw the jars on for storage. You can also get a big magnet strip and hang that for the jars to sick to. If you paint the tops of the jars they look really cute in a kitchen with spices attached to one of the magnetic strips. I have seen them in some pretty expensive catalogs like that.
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Originally Posted by lupineperriwinkle
Speaking of the shop, you can nail the covers to a board and then to a surface and then screw the jars on for storage. You can also get a big magnet strip and hang that for the jars to sick to. If you paint the tops of the jars they look really cute in a kitchen with spices attached to one of the magnetic strips. I have seen them in some pretty expensive catalogs like that.
you took mine! This is what I was going to say- great minds think alike!

Also, this is going back 3 decades...We made "santa jars" in art class. My mom and another mom donated the jars. All needed was cotton, swirley eyes, Elmer's glue.and red felt and go to town!
post #9 of 11
Heh, I don't have ANY jars. What little babyfood DS eats i've made and frozen into cubes with a tray...
I think it's about as much work to make and freeze babyfood as it is to schlep up bags full of glass jars!
I've actually BOUGHT babyfood before for the jar!

my mom used to put homemade playdough in them for us. keeps it fresh...hehe

I used to LOVE eating the playdough. I hated the storebought stuff, tasted weird
And my DH wonders why i'm so odd.....
post #10 of 11
Here is an entire website dedicated to babyfood art jars.

http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/for...rbabyfdtrt.htm

Gossamer
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